1214 FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 1012. 1903. m'§;Q,'F“ *““`°* “°* edy; the head tax herein provided for shall not be levied upon aliens in transit through the United States nor upon aliens who have once been admitted into the United States and have paid the head tax who later shall go in transit from one part of the United States to another ggmgghw by mw through foreign contiguous territory: Pm/vided, That the Commisroad; sioner-Genera of Immigration, under the direction or with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, by agreement with trans- P¢>¢»r>·12‘¤- portation lines, as provided in section thirty-two of this Act, may arrange in some other manner for the payment of the duty imposed · by this section upon aliens seeking admission overland, either as to all or as to any such aliens. mggf;*°*°'°°°°°d· Sec. 2. That the following classes of aliens shall be excluded from vm. as, p. rosa. admission into the United States: All idiots, insane persons, epileptics, and persons who have been insane within five years previous; persons _ who have had two or more attacks of insanity at any time previously; paupers; persons likely to become a public charge; professional beggars; persons afilicted with a loathsome or witha angerous contagious isease· persons who have been convicted of a felony or· other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; polygamists, anarchists, or persons who believe in` or advocate the overthrow by force or violence of the Government of the United States or of all government or of all forms of law, or the assassination of public officials; prostitutes, and persons who procure or attempt to bring in prostitutes or women for the purpose of prostitution; those who have been, within one . year from the date of the application for admission to the United States, deported as being under olfers, solicitations, promises or agreements to perform labor or service of some kind therein; and also any person w ose ticket or passage is paid for with the money of another, or who is assisted by others to come, unless it is aflirmativegy and satisfactorily shown that such person does not belong to one o the foregoing excluded classes; but this section shall not be held to prevent rsons living in the United States from sending for a relative or amos. fiiiend who is not of the foregoing excluded classes: P1·0vz'ded. That P°"°°“1°°°"°’" nothing in this Act shall exclude persons convicted of an offense purely Skilled 1¤b¤r- political, not involving moral turplitudez Andp1·0¢·£de1lfi¢rfher, That skilled labor may be imported, if bor of like kind unemployed can rg-ctemons and not be found in this country: Andproviderl _/‘in·t/ver, That the ro- '°"“"°" visions of this law applicable to contract labor shall not be held to exclude professional actors, artists, lecturers, singers, ministers of any religious denomination. professors for colleges or seminaries, persons belonging to any recognized learned profession, or persons employed strict y as personal or domestic servants. rquisbmeutmr im- Sec. 3. hat the importation into the United States of any woman ¥.§}"§’,,*E,}i€.§$;;,n`Y°m°“ or girl for the purposes of prostitution is hereby forbidden; and whoever shall import or attempt to import any woman or girl into the United States for the purposes of prostitution, or shall hold or attempt to hold, any woman or girl for such purposes in pursuance of such illegal importation shall be deemed guiltv of a fe ony, and, on conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned not less than one nor more than five years and pay a line not exceeding five thousand dollars. hgmnwiicgtmcc Sec. 4. That it shall be unlawful for any person, company, partnerv.,‘§_’§§ Q_ ship, or corporation, in any manner whatsoever, to prepay the transportation or in any way to assist or encourage the importation or migration of any alien into the United States, in pursuance of any offer, solicitation, dpromise, or agreement, parole or special, expressed or implied, ma e previous to the iuéportation of such alien to rform labor or service of any kind, skill or unskilled, in the UnitedxStates. mf’;¤°“Y *0* '*°l¤· Sec. 5. That for every violation of any of the provisions of section ` four of this Act the person, partnership, company, or corporation violating the same, by knowing y assisting, encouraging, or soliciting the
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